NASA launches Parker Solar Probe spacecraft

Last Updated: Sun, Aug 12, 2018 19:04 hrs

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Sunday launched the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft.

The official Twitter handle of NASA made the announcement: 3-2-1. and we have liftoff of Parker #SolarProbe atop @ULAlaunch's #DeltaIV Heavy rocket.

NASA shared on their blog that "NASA's Parker Solar Probe is on its way for a rendezvous with the Sun."

NASA in their blog quoted the Launch Director Omar Baez as saying,"Parker Solar Probe has been one of our most challenging missions to date. I'm very proud of the team that worked to make this happen. We at NASA and the Launch Services Program are thrilled to be part of this mission."

NASA had delayed the launch of the spacecraft by a day on Saturday.

In their blog, NASA wrote on Saturday that the launch "was scrubbed today due to a violation of a launch limit, resulting in a hold."

According to NASA, its Parker Solar Probe will revolutionise the understanding of the Sun, our closest star.

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